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News | 4th November 2021

November talks by LSRI members

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Climate Change

Catholics and COP 26: Artists, Activists, and Academics on Climate Justice and the Integrity of Creation

Date: 5 November 2021
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Venue: Online
Speaker: Carlos Zepeda
Climate injustice begets conflict and violence. Such tensions are heightened during public health emergencies such as the covid-19 pandemic. Uruguayan lawyer and human rights activist Carmen Moreno discusses these linkages in her presentation, while University of Glasgow academic Anna Blackman looks to the possibilities of grassroots acts of creative non-violence in a world of escalating conflict and militarism. Dr Carlos Zepeda, of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, Oxford University discusses the importance of local faith actors in the climate response and how collaborative networks of grassroots civil society organisations such as the Ecclesial Networks Alliance can raise the visibility of marginalized communities and magnify their campaigning voice.
The event will be chaired by Marian Pallister, chair of Pax Christi Scotland.

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Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?

Date: 29 November 2021
Time: 5pm
Venue: Online
Speaker: Celia Deane-Drummond
The London Global Gateway is running a series of lectures inspired by Pope Francis' vision set out in 'Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home', which calls all people to respond to the "cry of the earth" and the "cry of the poor". 
The issue of climate change has sunk into the public and religious consciousness, even if controversial in some quarters, but many don't really understand why we need to care about biodiversity from a religious and moral perspective.
Professor Celia Deane-Drummond will discuss this in the first lecture of the series, entitled 'Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?'

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